NINETEEN MEN, HOPE, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SECRET LEAKS AND MORE!
Hola Latinopians! This week your Tia brings you music, poetry, narrative fiction and some thoughtful observations on Latina stereotypes on television.
Our videos this week feature poet and fiction writer Alejandro Murguía. Alejandro has twice won the coveted American Book Award and was recently named poet laureate of the city of San Francisco! As my Tio Braulio would say, “Se avienta éste vato!” Latinopia caught up with Alejandro back in 2010 when he read from his works at the USC Flor y Canto Literary Festival. We offer here his pesado poem, “Nineteen Men.” We warn you this is a serious poem on a very serious theme.
In music, we visit again with the Navajo music group Sihasin. Comprised of brother and sister Clayson and Jeneda Benally, this awesome duo offers us an original composition, “Hope,” which they performed at the 2013 Border Book Festival held in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Check out this cool music!
We have several very thought provoking new blog entries this week. In Sara Inés Calderón’s Thinking Latina blog, she looks behind the controversial television series. “Devious Maids” at how stereotypes impact real life Latinas trying to crash through the glass ceiling.
Harry Gamboa Jr returns with his regular blog, “Word Vision with Harry Gamboa Jr.” This week Harry offers us an original narrative piece he titles “House on Metro.” Latinopia is proud to showcase the original writings of this awesome and legendary artist, photographer and writer.
And Luis Torres returns with Tales of Torres and some observations on the leaking of top secret information by Edward Snowden, placing it all in a historical context.
Angela Ortiz brings us another in her beautifurous Photo of the Week series.
Our Zombie Mex Diaries returns with “The Raid,” the attack on the Oñate compound for which our hero Lazaro De La Tierra and his good-guy zombie friends have been training for weeks. Not to be missed!
And if you haven’t seen caught up with Don Felipe De Ortego’s blog, Bravo Road, or Eduardo Diaz’s Mirándolo Bien blog or Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Más blog, or Serg Hernández’s latest Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip, or Ricardo Acuña’s video blog Ricky Luv Video, be sure to check them all out!
Videos, Blogs, ideas, entertainment, history, cultura and art–púes que más quieres?